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Thanks for Dreaming Big with us!
Step right up and join us for the 11th annual Dream Big Charity Gala Presented by Johnson & Johnson on Saturday, July 21st at the Fayetteville Town Center. This year's 1920's carnival theme is sure to impress and kicks off promptly at 7:00pm! Guests will enjoy live music provided by NWA's own Boom Kinetic and various circus acts both presented by Lifeworks Technology Group, hors d'oeuvres from area restaurants, adult beverages featuring signature cocktails Heaven Hill Spirits and wine selection from Sassafras Springs Vineyard, carnival games featuring a cigar dart throw by One Eyed Jacks Fine Cigar Lounge and wine ring toss by Sassafras Springs Vineyard, and an informative program about the Children's Safety Center.
Additionally, the event hosts a fabulous silent auction and you can bid on items with quickness and ease using your smartphone. With our new mobile bidding software donating and bidding will be a breeze!
The Dream Big Charity Gala is THE signature fundraiser for the Children's Safety Center of Washington County. The CSC helps coordinate child abuse investigations by providing advocacy, forensic interviewing, sexual assault exams, and mental health therapy. All of these services are provided free of charge to child abuse victims and their families. In 2017, the CSC provided services to 679 alleged child abuse victims. Since we opened in 1997, we have served over 9,000 children in Northwest Arkansas.
Come out, have fun with 1,000 of your closest friends, and raise much needed funds for the Children's Safety Center!!!
Guests are encouraged but not required to wear black, red and white summer cocktail attire.
Be sure to stop by the fabulous Pediatric Dental Associates and Orthodontics lounge for treats, games and giveaways.
7:00pm - Doors Open
8:20pm - Program Starts
8:45pm - Boom Kinetic
9:45pm - Live Auction
10:15pm - Silent Auction Closes
11:00pm - Event Ends
The CSC provides services and support for alleged child victims of sexual and physical abuse in Washington County. Today, the CSC is comprised of an executive director, program director, forensic interviewer, three child advocates, a bilingual child advocate, development director, mental health therapist and a sexual assault nurse examiner. This group of professionals help in the treatment of alleged child abuse victims by bringing together the services of law enforcement, child protection professionals, and health practitioners. The CSC team ensures all agencies work together so that the child’s needs are met in a discreet, comforting, and nonthreatening manner, making the process more efficient and less traumatizing for the child.
The CSC team has helped more than 9,000 children, in the last 21 years. In 2017 the Children's Safety Center provided advocacy to 679 children; 594 forensic interviews were conducted at the CSC; 146 forensic medical exams were provided at the CSC; and 87 new child clients received on-site therapy. All of the services at the CSC are provided free of charge.
Do you recall when you were a child, not being able to wait to get home from school? Hopefully, you were able to play innocently with your family in the yard, sit down for dinner, and have your parents tuck you in wishing you goodnight. This is not the reality for most of the children who are brought to the Children’s Safety Center. These children do not want to leave school because they know they will not be safe at home, or in their yard, or when they are sleeping at night. Given the statistics, your child is much more likely to be molested than to be hit by a car when crossing the street.
The 5 Steps in Protecting our Children
Children's Safety Center Development Director
Emily Rappe' Fisher
No Refunds - All sales are considered donations to the Children's Safety Center